Style hongrois (Fr.: ‘Hungarian style’)
- Matthew Head
A term applied to the evocation of romungro (Hungarian gypsy) music-making in west European art music from the mid-18th century to the early 20th. Despite the proximity of Vienna (the principal site of the style hongrois) and Hungary, romungro music was conceived and represented by Austro-German composers as exotic – that is, as existing outside familiar musical, aesthetic and social boundaries (see for example Liszt, ...